From the 2016 Election to the political landscape around the country, recent national and international events have drawn attention to the issue of unity--or lack thereof--in this country. University Without Walls (UWW) is hoping a 3-day conference will generate and continue discussion around this division within the nation. The conference theme of “Participatory Democracy: Engaging Across... Read more
BOSTON – For the second consecutive year, the University of Massachusetts was one of the only public university systems in the nation to have all of its undergraduate campuses ranked as National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list.
Among all public university systems in the nation, only UMass and the University of California have all of their undergraduate... Read more
By Hayley Crombleholme
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – RiseUp Springfield is an executive training program that will be held at the UMass Center in Springfield.
RiseUp Springfield will give business owners the knowledge, tools and connections to run their small businesses more efficiently. The program is a collaboration between the City of Springfield, the Association of Black... Read more
As the academic year gets underway, 88 new students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing’s accelerated bachelor of science in nursing will begin class at the UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS).
The College of Nursing made the decision to permanently teach the accelerated bachelor’s program in the Tower Square location earlier this year. The 26,000-square-foot... Read more
(Published in What's Happening in Tower Square in September)
You may have noticed quite a few more cars in the parking garage as well as additional foot traffic in the retail area this month, as students from both the UMass Center at Springfield and Cambridge College converge on the two Tower Square colleges for their fall studies.
UMass Center at Springfield... Read more
By Ciara Speller
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield will soon launch a new program, to help accelerate growth of minority-owned businesses.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News that “Rise Up Springfield” will help these small area businesses thrive.
Mayor Sarno, the Association of Black Business and Professionals and the Springfield Regional... Read more
SHREWSBURY, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts set new records for online enrollment and revenue in Fiscal Year 2017, highlighting the university’s commitment to access and growth in online education.
UMassOnline course enrollments reached 75,565 for FY17, up 6.6 percent from the previous year, while revenues surpassed $100 million for the first time ever, up 9.2 percent from... Read more
Springfield, MA –After six weeks, the BEE Program is coming to a close. The summer program sponsored by Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts and hosted at the UMass Center was engaging for middle and high school students throughout the Pioneer Valley. The focus was on entrepreneurship.
The culminating event was the BEE Program’s version of “Shark Tank.” Eight student... Read more
By Sy Becker
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Starting your own business can be a challenge for anyone, but success can be especially rewarding when the entrepreneurs are 11 and 12-years-old.
Junior Achievement of Springfield provided advice and encouragement for Amber Fedor and Yanaideliz Vasquez to market and sell their picture frames they call “Picto-Frames,” a simpler way of... Read more